Today, 1 in 5 people in the Bay Area have less than $400 in their bank account. That’s one emergency away from not being able to afford their basic needs. COVID-19 is that emergency that could mean the difference between keeping food on the table and going hungry.

On March 26, Tipping Point convened 1000+ people to join Governor Newsom for our announcement to raise $30 million to support our community. Watch the announcement with Governor Newsom. We are raising funds as quickly as possible to stabilize the non-profits working tirelessly to support low-income individuals and families hit hardest by this crisis.

In this time of increased need, our community is rallying together to provide critical support for our neighbors who don’t have the resources to make ends meet, let alone weather this crisis. Donate today.

Tipping Point’s Board covers 100% of our operating costs, so every dollar donated will go where it’s needed most to fight poverty and support low-income communities.



Low-income + unhoused people are relying on Bay Area non-profits more than ever before.

Tipping Point’s grantees connect with over 250,000 people annually, with most of these clients earning less than $32,000 a year. Demand for services has increased – and will likely skyrocket – as individuals and families struggle to get by due to loss of work and wages, increased need for childcare, inadequate health benefits, housing insecurity, and homelessness.



Our aim is to stabilize non-profits on the frontlines + get cash to our neighbors who need it the most.

Our steadfast philosophy is to provide flexible funds to the most promising organizations with proven leaders. We are distributing emergency funding as quickly as possible, with grants being given every two weeks. The majority of funding will be allocated to the non-profits in our portfolio with the greatest need. We are also looking into groups outside our portfolio to ensure we’re reaching as many people as possible who need support in this unparalleled time.



Grants distributed as of April 3.

Grantee Organization Funds support efforts such as Geographic Focus
Beyond 12 Provide low-income, first-generation students with micro-scholarships to cover financial costs from campus closures and/or shift to remote learning All counties
Canal Alliance Support the over 50% of low-income people they regularly serve as well as others living in Marin who have reported job loss, with financial support for food and rent Marin County
Compass Family Services Provide families experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness with financial support for food, housing, and medical expenses San Francisco County
Guardian Scholars Provide SFSU students who are former foster youth with financial support to pay for food, housing, and transportation costs Multiple counties
Larkin Street Youth Services Provide youth experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness with grocery gift cards for food, personal hygiene items, and other essentials San Francisco County
LifeMoves Provide adults experiencing homelessness and children living in shelter with food; a need previously met by volunteers Multiple counties
Mission Asset Fund Provide college students who won’t receive stimulus funds due to their undocumented status with cash assistance All counties
National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) Provide foster youth with financial support to meet basic needs including food, shelter, and utilities Multiple counties
New Door Ventures Provide young workers with financial support for rent, food, and utilities due to lost wages/stipends Multiple counties
ParentChild+ Provide low-income families with food, cleaning supplies, and diapers Santa Clara County
SF Pretrial Diversion Provide people who are awaiting trial and at risk of homelessness with housing San Francisco County
SHELTER, Inc. Provide people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness with gift cards for groceries, utilities, and personal items, as well as financial support for rent and housing Contra Costa County
Young Community Developers (YCD) Provide families and individuals in the Bayview neighborhood with gift cards for essential supplies, and financial support for child care and transportation San Francisco County


Thank you to the many donors providing critical support during this time of increased need. As always, because our board covers operating costs, 100% of every donation goes to where it’s needed most.



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Lyna Lam and Chris Larsen

Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation, Inc


The Bezos Family

Goldman Sachs & Co.



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Michelle Boyers

Cara Cutter and Dennis Phelps

Help Hourly Workers Campaign

Ranee Lan and Jeremy Liew

John Pritzker Family Fund

SoMa Equity

Claire and Holden Spaht


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Carolyn and Andrew Chatham

Joelle Emerson and Aaron Levie

Ironwood Capital Management

Heather and Jony Ive

Kathleen and Ted Janus

Nellie and Max Levchin

Levi Strauss Foundation

Ursula and William Moffett

Jessica and Jason Moment

Susan and Bill Oberndorf

JaMel and Tom Perkins Family Foundation

Stacy and Matthew Perry


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Eva and Bryan Schreier

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Bay Grove Capital LLC

The Louis L. Borick Foundation

Kate Harbin Clammer and Adam Clammer


Freedom Financial Foundation

The Fisher Family

Ali and Richard Fried

Rivi and Brett Rochkind

The Barry and Mimi Sternlicht Foundation

Susan and Jim Swartz

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation


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Tara Mark and Geoff Oltmans

Rina and Gary Meltzer

Jenny Baxter Moser and Matt Moser

Hadley Mullin and Dan Kalafatas

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Linnea and George R. Roberts

Melissa and Gabe Santos

Sobia and Nadir Shaikh

Jane and Larry Solomon

Andrew Wheeler


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Leslie Berriman and Nion T. McEvoy

J. Scott Case

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DivcoWest Real Estates Services LLC

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Sarah Guo and Pat Grady

Nona Lim and Derek Kennedy

Heather and Oleg Nodelman

RPX Corporation

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Maya and Ned Segal

Susan Shipley and Craig Allison

Ann and Joe Stockwell

Abby and Jon Winkelried


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Barney Schauble

Franny and Stanley Wang

Chris and Steve Wilsey

Emily Wolahan and Nicholas Reavill

Alexander Zirbel


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Sabrina Adriani and Jeremy Scherer

Bright Funds Foundation

Jessica and Michael Eisler

Arif Janmohamed

Amanda and James Greene III

Erica and Bryan Schultz


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Carolyn Zecca Ferris

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Matthew Hicks

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Anita and David Keller

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Rick Mariano

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Gina and Dave Pell

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Alissa Shipper

Ann and Howard Sohn

William Christopher Stockwell

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Andrew Wise

Hilary Zucherman


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Alex Barth

Elizabeth Bender

Benevity Community Impact Fund

Jaime Bott

Liz and Cameron Breitner

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Denise Chilow and Simon Bloch

Georgia and Chris Collins

Michael Dussault

David Ellingson

Marisa Giller and Roger Hacker

Mary Glide

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Amy Kivel

Anneliese Mauch

Amy Mullen


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Jordan Rose

Robert Schumaker

Thomas K. Seligman

Stewart Sonnenfeldt

Sacha and Joshua Steinberger

Matthew Stern

Howard Ting

Kelly Turtle

Mallary and Jonathan Walker

Noah Wintroub

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Michael Bankert

Maia Barrow

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Shreyans Bhansali

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Allison and Eric Bluestein

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Jordan Burns

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Ken Donnelly

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Erica Eshoo

Peter Ewell

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Gihani Fernando

Jennifer Field

Ariane Fisher

Front Stream

Sally Fuerstenberg

Elizabeth Funk

Carla and Barry Giller

Elizabeth and John Givens

Good Today

Meagan and Andrew Grant

David Greenberger

Mary Gullekson

Pono Giving, Inc.

Josie Halpern-Finnerty

Shauna Hamilton

Scott Harris

Hollie and James Haynes

Spencer Hemphill

Peter Hermann

Jessica Hogle

Sharon Houston

Amy Huang

Patty and Christopher Hubbard

Amanda Hughes-Watkins

Jerde Castor Family

Michael Junker

Jenny Kang

Amelia Kardooni

Steven Kasapi

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Wendy McPherson

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Nicholas Meyer

Paul Meyer

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Jeanne Miller

Deborah Mintz

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Nemits Family

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Anne Quasarano

Orit Ravid

Adriana Reeves

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Andrew Roberts

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Vicki Rosen

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Charlie Rybak

Chloe Safier

Keith Sanders

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Sachi Schuricht

Sarah Schwarz

Laurine and Stephen Shannon

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Shirley Siu

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Susan Kagan Waitkus and Matthew Waitkus

Betty Wan

Nicole Werle

Pontus Wikholm

Maureen Wink

Matt Wittlin

Connie Wu

Ayme Yaiser

Yen Family Charitable Fund


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